Because I am always on the lookout for furniture that goes well with plants, I was curious to see how the antique dealers at the Gramercy Show would think about choosing objects to go with plants and flowers.
At this show they have done all the work, with expert eyes. And by observing what the pros have done, it can change how one perceives a trip to the local, or rural, antique store when looking to have a more organic décor. Jon Carloftis displayed white art deco vases (I forget the name, but Martha Stewart is a big collector – anyone?) that look great with or without flowers.
One of the most enjoyable observations for me was seeing how moss and patinas from exposure to the elements played a part in the character of objects. The nice part of objects interacting with plants and the garden environment is this gentle decay. Oxidation in various forms, worn wood, moss and lichen growth. These elements can safely, even if just in small amounts, have a home indoors. The show goes until Sunday. If you plan to go, try to arrive so that you can benefit from the lectures. If you are looking for a rare look into New York’s urban gardens and listen to an infectious speaker, then plan on Jon’s lecture on Saturday. - Matt N. To All PlantTherapy Posts